Motivation to Reduce Debt

I have just one goal today… To motivate you to attack and reduce your debts. Debt sucks bad! For some of us, this simple statement is all the encouragement we need. We’re fed up with our situation, and are ready to spring into action. Personally, I could just stop writing now, having already motivated myself to continue my passionate and fiery Debt Free Adventure. What about you? […]

A Moving Nightmare

MSN Money recently listed 10 things moving companies won't say and included this: 1. 'We'll hijack your stuff' The moving industry, which packs in nearly 55% of its business during summer, often leaves a trail of frustrated consumers in its wake. The U.S. […]

How to Buy a Digital Camera

By Lynn Truong As much as I appreciate a great photo, having a digital SLR in my hands is useless. My husband has the Pentax K10D, along with several lenses. It's heavy (although this model is heavier than others because of its weather-resistant feature), and no matter how many times he explains the settings, I can't figure out how to adjust them to the current environment. […]

Welcome Canada AM Viewers!

By Will Chen First time on Wise Bread?  Be sure to check out Nora's best financial and travel tips, and our ultimate guides to daily hot deals, unemployment, credit cards, budget travel, and money-saving resources.  Click here to download a free preview of the Wise Bread book. […]

Thrifty Reader Seeks Help: Spoiled Kids & Too Many Yard Sales!

What do you tell a thrifty mom who thinks her kids are spoiled? That scenario recently landed in my e-mail box. Here's the note:Hi, I am concerned because I finally realized how spoiled my kids are. I've been buying them whatever they liked, although it's from thrift stores and yard sales. Because it's so cheap, I get them more than five things. […]

BillShrink $250 Cash Giveaway Winner Announced!

Last week, I announced a money giveaway offered by BillShrink, where a randomly selected commenter would be awarded $250 in cash. I requested for you to help name BillShrink’s website model and to check out their tools, which aim to help you save money on your gas bills, cell phone plans and credit card payments. […]

Buying Experiences in Your Twenties

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the kind of advice that I would give high school graduates. Two children that I watched grow up are going to graduate this coming May. What could I possibly tell them that would be of use in their life? […]

An Introduction to High Yield Reward Checking Accounts

By Xin Lu Reward checking accounts are currently some of the highest yielding accounts available at FDIC and NCUA member banks. These accounts currently have yields of up to 6% and that is much higher than yields of 2% to 3% paid by CDs and savings accounts. […]

Easy Career Growth Tip: Read

Productivity 501 talks about the benefits of reading. They go at it from a general "improve yourself" standpoint, but I believe it can also benefit your career in many of the same ways writing can. The site offers the following tips for making the most of doing so: Read books. Set aside a specific time for reading. Read outside your field.  Keep a book list. Buy used. […]

What Tax Bracket Am I In?

A lot of people have been reaching Bargaineering because they asked: “What tax bracket am I in?” So, to solve this problem and to redirect people from other pages to this one, I’ve decided to offer up this simple to use calculator. Enter your pre-tax, post-deduction (after your 401k contributions and medical expenses) salary and click “What bracket am I in?” The calculator will spit out the margin […]

How to Find and Hire a Virtual Assistant for Your Small Business

By Greg Go If you've read Tim Ferriss' 4-Hour Work Week or any number of productivity blogs, you'll get a sense of the excitement small business owners have for hiring Indian virtual assistants. The hope is to hire an entry-level, college-graduate backoffice employee for around $5 per hour. But it's not as easy as putting up a flyer at the local community college. […]

The Keys to Financial Success

Here's an excellent, excellent comment left recently on my post tiled Should You Have a Mortgage When You Retire? I felt it was so good that I should share it with everyone: Here's a hindsight view from someone that came to the USA in 1956 with the grand sum of $400 and the promise of a job. […]

Best Deals For Wednesday 8/12/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. EMS Footwear Semi-Annual Clearance - Up To 80% Off (dealnews) Eastern Mountain Sports takes up to 80% off select items during its Semi-Annual Footwear Clearance, inlcuding The North Face sandals. Shipping starts at $6.99.   1. FREE 25 Prints For New Walgreens.com Users New accounts only. Get 25 free prints when you sign up. Offer ends August 24, 2009 .   2. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Places to Follow Me Edition

I’ve been dabbling in a number of very genre-specific social networks as of late, ones that are designed to take real advantage of specific interests. […]

Best of Personal Finance: Cash for Clunkers 2.0

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.  If it’s novel, frugal, or otherwise fantastic, we’re hoping to share it with you each week.  This week’s assortment of treats comes to you with advice for junking your car, rocking your career, and brewing your own.   Top 5 Articles of the Week Cash for Clunkers 2.0: Five Tips for Consumers – If you only do five things wh […]

Poll: Are You Looking to Buy or Sell a House Right Now?

If you spend any time listening to the news, it’s no surprise that we’re still in the midst of a real estate slump. Certainly,  some areas have fared worse than others, but as a whole, most real estate values have dropped over the past few years. […]

How a Haircut Led to a Handy Acronym

This is a guest post from Lynn, a long-time reader of personal-finance blogs. Lynn is a potential Staff Writer for Get Rich Slowly. In her first post, she explained where to find free activities and events in your area. […]

Good News for Mac Users: Quicken for Mac 2010 Coming Soon

Adriel, the product manager for the new Quicken product for Apple Mac, has posted an update about the software’s development. There is good news for users of Quicken 2007 who have been anxiously awaiting an update for the software on par with the updates that Windows users receive each year. First of all, the delayed product called “Quicken Financial Life for Mac” will not be released as planned. […]

5 Tips for Getting Ahead in College

Jim has covered the fundamentals and offered great tips on what to do before you start working after college. I figured I would chime in with my thoughts on how college students can get ahead of their peers by the time graduation day rolls around. This is not textbook theory; I have used these tips myself. […]

Can We Take Frugality Too Far?

This is a guest post from Kevin Mercadante of Out of Your Rut. Kevin is also author of Lighten Your Load, an e-book focused on reducing expenses while still maintaining a comfortable lifestyle. At the risk accused of heresy, I’d like to open up a discussion of — for lack of a better description — frugality’s darker side. […]